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Thursday, August 02, 2007

The future of small literary journals

Karen G. Schneider, Survival of Small Press Journals: A Librarian Says the Future Is Digital, but We're Not There Yet, Critical Mass, August 2, 2007.  (Critical Mass is the blog of the national book critics circle board of directors.)  Excerpt:

...It's also time to initiate discussions about what a journal should look like five, twenty, or fifty years from now, and what it means to move that journal from print to electronic. The emerging open-access, digital model could eventually save at least some (if not many) members of an endangered genre, given the fragile economics of most small journals, which are further endangered by the recent postal hikes that privilege corporate publishers at the expense of the small press. But even then, this has to be done in partnership with publishers and readers....